Girl Moms, This Is for You! #prayingforgirls

So, last year my first traditionally published book released. Encouraging girl moms with the words of Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most was a dream come true. And it was overwhelming and exhausting. Sort of like that first few months with a baby when you’re never really sure what […]

A Prayer for My Girl’s Senior Year

In July 1995 Scott and I sat in the Pizza Hut in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, shocked about my pregnancy.  Just a few weeks before, a fertility specialist in Birmingham had basically assured us that day would never come. Our miracle baby, the one for whom we had prayed for almost […]

How to Raise an Esther in a World that Loves the Kardashians

{Note: I had the BEST conversation on this topic with my friends Brooke and Erin on the Million Praying Moms podcast. You can listen here.} Last week, Casiday and I were in Sephora, which is basically a department store of makeup.  She wandered the aisles looking at brushes and serums […]

21 Lessons from 21 Years of Marriage

Twenty-one years ago I stood at the altar at Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and amidst a lot of laughter and in the presence of lots of friends and family, I promised to love and honor Scott Underwood as his wife. Since then we’ve moved a few […]

The Power of Things that Will Last

A couple of weeks ago, after I had shared my testimony in church, one of my former Sunday school teachers sent me a card. Like a real card in the mail. I can’t even begin to explain how much it meant to me that she had taken the time to […]